Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 122 118
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 28 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.96% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 8.31% 6.04% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 5 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £700 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.67% - -
Scotland median daily rate £700 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +86.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 337 265 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.56% 9.14% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 147 119
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £179 £131
90th Percentile £700 £600 £478
Scotland median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +40.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £15.04 £15.30 £15.78
90th Percentile £42.77 £41.00 £48.83
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +14.09%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 22 (78.57%) nginx
1 22 (78.57%) Puppet
1 22 (78.57%) Jenkins
1 22 (78.57%) Ansible
1 22 (78.57%) Docker
2 21 (75.00%) DevOps
2 21 (75.00%) Gradle
2 21 (75.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 21 (75.00%) gulp
2 21 (75.00%) Travis CI
2 21 (75.00%) CircleCI
2 21 (75.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 21 (75.00%) npm
2 21 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (75.00%) PaaS
2 21 (75.00%) Open Source
2 21 (75.00%) Maven
2 21 (75.00%) Groovy
2 21 (75.00%) Java
2 21 (75.00%) Python
2 21 (75.00%) Shell Script
3 13 (46.43%) Terraform
3 13 (46.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) Solaris
5 3 (10.71%) VMware

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (78.57%) nginx
2 21 (75.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (75.00%) npm
1 21 (75.00%) PaaS
2 13 (46.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) BGP
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) OSPF
1 2 (7.14%) SNMP
1 2 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) VLAN
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
1 2 (7.14%) VXLAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (78.57%) Jenkins
2 21 (75.00%) CircleCI
2 21 (75.00%) Gradle
2 21 (75.00%) gulp
2 21 (75.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 21 (75.00%) Maven
2 21 (75.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Programmer
3 1 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Solaris
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) DevOps
1 21 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.57%) Kanban
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Groovy
1 21 (75.00%) Java
1 21 (75.00%) Python
1 21 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.57%) Xen
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (78.57%) Ansible
1 22 (78.57%) Puppet
2 21 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (46.43%) Terraform
4 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (7.14%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
1 3 (10.71%) VMware
2 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco
2 2 (7.14%) NetApp
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
3 1 (3.57%) Open-E
3 1 (3.57%) Synology